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* Sri Lanka's Frontline Socialist Party to hold a massive protest demanding the release of missing activists
Fri, Dec 6, 2013, 01:59 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's new leftist Front Line Socialist Party (FLSP), a splinter party of main Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), announced that the party would hold a massive protest and a conference on Tuesday, December 10 to demand the government to release the two missing activists of the organization.

The FLSP alleges that the two activists, Jaffna District organizer of the "Movement for Peoples Struggle" Comrade Lalith Kumar Weeraraju and Comrade Kuhan Maruganandan have been abducted by the Sri Lankan security forces.

Weeraraju, 29, and Maruganandan, 34, went missing on 9th December 2011 at Nirveli in Jaffna while making preparations to launch the Movement for People's Struggle formed by the dissident group.

The FLSP says the two were unlawfully arrested and detained by the Sri Lankan government security forces.

The party will launch an island wide poster campaign on Monday (Dec 09) to commemorate their disappearance and will also launch a leaflet distribution campaign in front of the Fort Railway Station in Colombo.

The protest will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10th at the Lipton Circus in Colombo. All leftist political parties, trade unions, student bodies, farming organizations and fishing associations are expected to take part in the protest.

The protest will be followed by a seminar with the participation of leftist political leaders will be at the Lions Club Auditorium in Battaramulla.

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